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laboratory supplies

Why Local Labs Deserve More COVID-19 Supplies

CEO SUMMARY: As government officials and IVD firms divert the lion’s share of COVID-19 tests to a handful of billion-dollar labs, in thousands of hospitals across the nation COVID-19 patients languish days longer before discharge because their hospital lab must send COVID-19 tests t…

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Labs Still Confront New Supply Shortages Daily

CEO SUMMARY: For three lab directors in the Midwest, a seemingly endless cycle of COVID-19 lab-supply shortages crops up almost daily. These labs might not have enough test kits one day, and be short of reagents, transport vials, or specimen collection swabs the next. To address these…

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NY Hospital Closed Due to Deficiencies in Lab

CEO SUMMARY: Lab executives and pathologists have long read about the deteriorating finances at many rural hospitals, along with their struggles to recruit and retain enough skilled laboratory staff. Now the closure of the laboratory at 37-bed E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur, N…

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MDS Intends to Divest All Lab Testing Assets

CEO SUMMARY: As part of a major corporate restructuring, MDS Inc. is selling three business units, including MDS Diagnostic Services. Within the Canadian healthcare system, this is a major event. MDS operates some of the nation’s largest laboratory facilities in its most populous provin…

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Lab Suppliers Step Up In Katrina’s Aftermath

CEO SUMMARY: It’s a story that escapes media coverage. As Hurricane Katrina advanced northward, often the first source of fresh supplies and disaster relief for laboratories affected by the storm was their instrument vendor or other supplier. Many of these companies were prepositioning …

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Unique Solution to Control Reagents, Other Supplies

CEO SUMMARY: This San Francisco hospital laboratory hit a home run with its clever use of automated materials management units, originally used in pharmacies. Reagents, phlebotomy supplies, and other laboratory consumables are stored in an access-controlled environment. Benefits have been…

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“State of Lab Industry” Reveals Radical Change

CEO SUMMARY: Pick your trend: declining reimbursement, consolidation, clinical integration, downsizing, and capitated reimbursement. These trends all continued to shape the way laboratories organized to provide services. But 1997’s wildcard was the federal government. Between investigat…

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